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Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show

November 19 - December 26

Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre
Conrad Prebys Theatre Center

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Photo Credits

Cathryn Wake, George Abud, Bill Buell, Orville Mendoza, and Jacque Wilke in Ebenezer Scrooge's BIG San Diego Christmas Show, 2021. Photo by Jim Cox.

Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show
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Summary

By Gordon Greenberg and Steve Rosen
Based on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Directed by Gordon Greenberg

It’s back! San Diego has another show in its Christmas stocking with this fast, funny, and highly theatrical reimagining of one of the most beloved holiday stories ever told. All the traditional elements of Dickens’s A Christmas Carol are intact—including the iconic ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Future—but with a comic local twist. Audiences of all ages will cheer Ebenezer Scrooge’s rediscovery of the Christmas spirit in this riotous Dickens mash-up filled with music and laughter—all set in “wintery” San Diego.

Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show is supported in part by production sponsors George C. Guerra, Dee E. Silver, The Conrad Prebys Foundation and Anonymous.

The Artist Sponsor for Bill Buell (Ebenezer Scrooge) is Dr. Steve and Lynne Wheeler.

For performances of Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show food and drinks are not allowed in the theatre.

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Reviews

“A fun, fast-moving celebration!

Liberally seasoned with local references—the more San Diegans know about their hometown, the funnier it gets!”

—The San Diego Union-Tribune

 

“A homespun crowd pleaser.”

—Kathy Carpenter, Los Angeles Splash Magazine

Cast and Creative

Cast

Creative

Gordon Greenberg (Co-Writer, Director) The Old Globe: Working, The Heart of Rock & Roll. Broadway: Holiday Inn (as director/co-writer, Roundabout, Universal, PBS “Great Performances”), Secret of My Success (Universal). Off Broadway: Dracula, A Comedy of Terrors (upcoming), Jacques Brel… (Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics noms), Working (Drama Desk), Single Girls Guide (Ars Nova). London: Guys and Dolls starring Rebel Wilson (Savoy Theatre; six Olivier Award noms), Barnum (Menier Chocolate Factory). Toronto: Piaf/Dietrich (Mirvish; Dora Award), Tangled (Disney Theatrical). Regional: Williamstown, Huntington, Geffen, Paper Mill, Signature, Goodspeed, Chicago Shakes, MUNY, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, Asolo, NY Stage and Film, Capital Rep, Bucks County, Chichester (UK). Television: original movies for Disney Channel, Nickelodeon. Education: Stanford, NYU Film, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Steve Rosen (Co-Writer) Selected co-writing/composing: The Other Josh Cohen (Soho Playhouse, NYC, Paper Mill Playhouse, NJ, Geva Theatre, NY, Westside Theatre, NYC), The Secret of My Success (Paramount Theatre, Chicago), Dracula: A Comedy of Terrors (Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Florida, Broadway Podcast Network), Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG Playhouse Christmas Show (Bucks County Playhouse, PA). Upcoming in 2022: Broadway Vacation (5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle), Rolling Calls (Broadway Podcast Network). Award nominations: six Drama Desk Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards, a Off-Broadway Alliance Award, a Joseph Jefferson Award. Education: NYU/Tisch. @stevierosen on Instagram, Twitter.

Adam Koch (Scenic Design) The Old Globe: Ebenezer Scrooge’s…Christmas Show. International: Dreamgirls (Seoul, South Korea). U.S.: Off Broadway, Ford’s Theatre, Goodspeed, Tuacahn Center for the Arts, Westport Country Playhouse, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Paper Mill Playhouse, Baltimore Center Stage, Cincinnati Playhouse, Great Lakes Theater, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, Ogunquit Playhouse, Syracuse Stage, Music Theatre Wichita, Portland Stage. Awards: Suzi Bass Award for Outstanding Scenic Design for the immersive outdoor production of Titanic (Serenbe Playhouse), Helen Hayes Award nominations for Kiss of the Spider Woman (Signature Theatre), Bat Boy (First Stage). Education: Carnegie Mellon University. adamkochassociates.com, @instadamkoch on Instagram.

David Israel Reynoso (Costume Design) The Old Globe: Hair, As You Like It, The Tempest, The Wanderers, Red Velvet, The Blameless, tokyo fish story, Constellations, Twelfth Night, Arms and the Man, Water by the Spoonful, Time and the Conways, Double Indemnity, Be a Good Little Widow. Other theatre: Optika Piñata, Portaleza, Las Quinceañeras, Waking La Llorona (as creator/director, Optika Moderna/La Jolla Playhouse), Sleep No More (Punchdrunk, NYC, Shanghai), ACT, ART, Arena, Finnish National Ballet, Portland Center Stage, WP, Seattle Rep, others. Further work: Teatro Piñata (New Children’s Museum), Hostile Terrain 94, PostSecret, Living with Animals (SD Museum of Us). Obie Award, Creative Catalyst Grant recipient. davidreynoso.com, @designreynoso on Instagram.

Amanda Zieve (Lighting Design) The Old Globe: Hair, Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show, Tiny Beautiful Things, Barefoot in the Park, Native Gardens, The Wanderers, Rich Girl. Regional: Put Your House in Order (La Jolla Playhouse), Rock of Ages (Cygnet), Sweeney Todd, Roof of the World (KC Rep), Billy Elliot: The Musical, Titanic (Signature Theatre), Approval Junkie (Alliance Theatre). Associate design: The Heart of Rock & Roll, Bright Star, Allegiance (The Old Globe), Escape to Margaritaville, Hollywood, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Chasing the Song (La Jolla Playhouse). amandazieve.com.

Bart Fasbender (Sound Design) The Old Globe: Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, The Rainmaker. Broadway: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Off Broadway: The Confession of Lily Dare (Primary Stages), Soft Power (as sound effects designer, The Public Theater), The Other Josh Cohen, Who’s Holiday (Westside Theatre), Harry Clark (Audible at Minetta Lane/Vineyard Theatre). Regional: KC Rep, Guthrie Theater, Idaho Shakespeare, Lake Tahoe, Great Lakes Theater, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Bucks County Playhouse, Rep Theatre of St. Louis, Geva Theatre, ACT, Center Theatre Group, Philadelphia Theatre Co. Proud member USA 829 and Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association.

Tara Rubin Casting (Casting) The Old Globe: Scrooge, Despereaux, Gods of Comedy, Life After, Heart of Rock & Roll, Much Ado, Tempest, Guys and Dolls, Othello, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Dog and Pony, Room with a View, others. Broadway: Six, Ain’t Too Proud, King Kong, Band’s Visit, Summer, Prince of Broadway, Bandstand, Indecent, Sunset Boulevard, Miss Saigon, Dear Evan Hansen, Bronx Tale, Cats, Falsettos, Disaster!, School of Rock, Gigi, Bullets Over Broadway, Aladdin, Les Mis, The Heiress, How to Succeed…, Billy Elliot, Shrek, Young Frankenstein, Mary Poppins, Spamalot, Spelling Bee, The Producers, Mamma Mia!, Jersey Boys, Phantom. Off Broadway: Gloria: A Life, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Clueless, Here Lies Love, Love, Loss, and What I Wore. Regional: McCarter, Yale, La Jolla, Paper Mill, Berkeley, others.

Anjee Nero (Production Stage Manager) The Old Globe: The Gardens of Anuncia, Almost Famous, The Heart of Rock & Roll, Bright Star, Allegiance, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Benny & Joon, October Sky, The Rocky Horror Show, Life After, The Wanderers, Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show (2019), Dog and Pony, The Twenty-Seventh Man, A Room with a View, Kingdom, The Tempest, The Winter’s Tale, Be a Good Little Widow. Broadway: Bright Star. Regional: Fly, Sideways, Ruined, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Herringbone, The Seven (La Jolla Playhouse), Ruined (Huntington Theatre Company, Berkeley Repertory Theatre), Kiss Me, Kate (Hartford Stage), Venice (Center Theatre Group, Kansas City Repertory Theatre), Antigone (SITI Company).

CASTING
Tara Rubin Casting
Tara Rubin, CSA;
Merri Sugarman, CSA; Laura Schutzel, CSA;
Claire Burke, CSA; Peter Van Dam, CSA;
Felicia Rudolph, CSA; Xavier Rubiano, CSA; Kevin Metzger-Timson, CSA;
Louis DiPaolo; Spencer Gualdoni